Web based platform for web designers are increasing in popularity and huge portion of netizens are going online and one of the most important requirements of such sites i.e. the fonts they use, often goes for a simple and soothing look and feel fonts like ‘Arial’ or ‘Verdana’but while site dedicated to fashioned through using personality-rich,and,colorful fonts which would help to attract kids.
Today we’re going to use the Google Font API which you’ll be able to extraction through and instantly applied to your project. Since the Google Font Directory is free and has plenty of options,
If you’ve never worked with the Google Font Directory before, don’t worry, it’s the easiest custom font solution out there. All you have to do is drop a link into your page header and then reference the font in your CSS font-family just like you would anything else. For each font pairing below I’ll provide you with all the necessary snippets of code so that all you have to do is copy and paste!
The Droid Serif font family features a contemporary appearance and was designed for comfortable reading on screen. Designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp, Droid Serif features slightly condensed letterforms to maximize the amount of text displayed on small screens.
Muli is a minimalist Sans Serif. Muli is designed mainly for use as a display font but is useable as a text font too. Muli has been designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.
Advent Pro is a modern font designed for web and print. Advent Pro utilizes some of the universal characteristics of a sans-serif font with modern characteristics to give an edge to your typography. The font supports a wide range of languages including Greek, Turkish, English and German.
Allerta is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other.
Arvo is a geometric slab-serif typeface family suited for screen and print. The family includes 4 cuts: Roman, Italic, Roman Bold, Bold Italic. It is a open font distributed through the Google Font Directory.
Exo is a contemporary geometric sans serif typeface that tries to convey a technological/futuristic feeling while keeping an elegant design. Exo was meant to be a very versatile font, so it has 9 weights (the maximum on the web) each with a true italic version. It works great as a display face but it also works good for small to intermediate size texts.
Dancing Script is a lively casual script where the letters bounce and change size slightly. Caps are big, and goes below the baseline.
Almendra is a typeface design based on calligraphy. Its style is related to the chancery and gothic hands. It is intended to be used in long texts, especially young children's literature. Almendra's black and white forms generate a nice texture in small sizes, while its many details appear when given the opportunity in huge sizes.
The Cabin Font is a humanist sans inspired by Edward Johnston’s and Eric Gill’s typefaces, with a touch of modernism. Cabin incorporates modern proportions, optical adjustments, and some elements of the geometric sans.
This font was created during a 6 month collaboration by two designers in Russia, Jovanny Lemonad and Pavel Emelyanov. They wanted to make a modern 'accidental grotesque,' useful for logos and presentations. The project's initiator and chief designer is Pavel Emelyanov, who worked with his mentor Ivan Gladkikh, known as Jovanny Lemonad, who helped with technical expertize to finalize the font.
Based on Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle. A few words on why I think Kennerley Oldstyle is beautiful: In making this font, I discovered that Kennerley fits together tightly and evenly with almost no kerning.
Neuton is a clean, dark, somewhat Dutch-inspired serif font which reminds you a little of Times. It has a large height, short extenders, and a compact width for better screen use, and economy of space.
"Yanone Kaffeesatz" was first published in 2004 and is Yanone’s first ever finished typeface. Its Bold is reminiscent of 1920s coffee house typography, while the rather thin fonts bridge the gap to present times. Lacking self confidence and knowledge about the type scene.
The Lobster font took a different approach. The new Open Type fonts give us the possibility to have multiple versions of each letter, and that's exactly what we are doing: Instead of compromising the design of our letters to force connections, we do what lettering artist do. We draw many versions of each letter and a lot of different letter-pairs (aka "ligatures") so we always use the best possible variation of each letter depending of the context of the letter inside each word. All this happens automatically in any browser that supports ligatures.
Days One is an experiment, which was established in 2008 by three people: Alexander Kalachev, Ivan Gladkikh, Alexei Maslov. Letterforms are wide, and the strokes are thick. This makes Days One good for headlines. It is similar to the more Regular weight font 'Numans' also available in Google Web Fonts.
"Nobile" is designed to work with the technologies of digital screens and handheld devices without losing the distinctive look more usually found in fonts designed for printing.
Armata is a low contrast sans serif text face. In Aramata we find a mixture of a the familiar shapes and an aesthetic steadiness and strength with a small number of innovative and delicate gestures. Armata can be used in a wide range of sizes.
Crimson Text is a font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces.
There are a lot of great free fonts around, but one kind is missing: those Garamond-inspired types with all the little niceties like oldstyle figures, small caps, fleurons, math characters and the like. In fact, a lot of time is spend developing free knock-offs of ugly "standards" like Times and Helvetica.
Cardo is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists. It also works well for general typesetting in situations where a high-quality Old Style font is appropriate.
Henny Penny is an offbeat display font with loads of personality, named in honour of the fairy-tale character chicken Henny Penny. It is a friendly and playful decorative typeface.
The Cabin font family is a humanist sans with 4 weights and true italics, inspired by Edward Johnston’s and Eric Gill’s typefaces, with a touch of modernism.
Cabin incorporates modern proportions, optical adjustments, and some elements of the geometric sans.
The Ubuntu Font Family are a set of matching new libre/open fonts in development during 2010-2011. The development is being funded by Canonical Ltd on behalf the wider Free Software community and the Ubuntu project. The technical font design work and implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag.